Friday, July 04, 2014

Birdwatching in Athens: Breeding Bee-eaters@Athens!

A small colony of Bee-eaters has been found in Eastern Attica, quite many years after the last breeding attempt of the species in the area. The location, which for the birds' safety will not be disclosed, is ideal as it combines loose ground for easy digging, lots of insects and many trees for perching.

Last known breeding colony was found in Southern Attica in the 1990s. As this is a species that easily changed nesting location from year to year, there might have been other breeding attempts in the pasts that remained unnoticed. Let's hope that these birds will remain faithful to this site! 

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